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April 1, 2008 - Industry News

NYC Congestion Pricing Step Closer to Reality

The New York City Council has asked the state Legislature to enact Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial "congestion pricing," proposal, which would charge drivers for entering Manhattan's busiest areas on weekdays

Tags: Highways

April 1, 2008 - Industry News

Freightliner Cascadia SmartWay-Certified

Freightliner Trucks announced that the Cascadia has been designated as SmartWay-certified by the Environmental Protection Agency

April 1, 2008 - Industry News

Scattered Protests Bring Attention to High Fuel Prices

Despite quite a bit of media coverage of an independent trucker shutdown to protest high diesel prices planned for April 1, there were only scattered reports of protests across the nation Tuesday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices, Crude Prices Fall

Diesel prices fell slightly last week to a national average of $3.964, according to figures released Monday by the U.S> EPA's Energy Information Administration. Of course, that's still $1.174 higher than the price a year ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth Clean Technology Tour Debuts "Green" Products

Kenworth will launch the Kenworth Clean Technology Tour this spring to showcase its range of new products for heavy- and medium-duty truck purchasers

March 31, 2008 - Industry News

Hours of Delays Possible During I-5 Construction

Crews will close lanes at night and on weekends to make repairs on I-5 in Bellingham, Wash., starting April 1

Tags: Highways

March 31, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider Wins Innovator Award

Schneider National has received the first-ever Innovator of the Year award from Kimberly-Clark

March 31, 2008 - Industry News

New Web Site, Online Video Offer Idle Reduction Info

Webasto launched a viral video on YouTube that uses humor and graphics to draw attention and awareness to unnecessary truck idling and its adverse environmental impacts

March 31, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth's Medium-Duty Hybrids to Enter Production

Kenworth announced it will begin full production of medium-duty, diesel-electric hybrid trucks this summer

March 30, 2008 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel to Use Daimler SCR System for 2010

Detroit Diesel announced last week that it plans to use Daimler's BlueTec System to meet the upcoming stringent EPA 2010 standards for heavy-duty trucks

March 30, 2008 - Industry News

Chemical Giant Will Distribute Urea for SCR Engines

Brenntag, which says it is the largest distributor of automotive grade urea in the world, announced last week that its North American arm will provide diesel exhaust fluid (urea) for SCR engine

March 28, 2008 - Industry News

FTC Proposes Rules on Biodiesel Labeling

The Federal Trade Commission has instituted a proposed rulemaking that will require retailers of certain biodiesel blends to specify those blends by labels on their fuel pumps

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 28, 2008 - Industry News

2009 HDAW Dates and Location Announced

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '09 will be held in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Feb. 16, through Thursday, Feb. 19

Tags: Events

March 28, 2008 - Industry News

ACS Announces Acquisition

Affiliated Computer Services has acquired Communications Development Inc

March 28, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Opens Driver Orientation Site in Phoenix

Con-way Truckload has opened a driver orientation site in Phoenix. The company plans to hire more than 250 experienced professional truck drivers from several western state

March 28, 2008 - Industry News

PeopleNet Targets French Language Markets in North America

PeopleNet announced a major effort to serve French-speaking markets in North America

March 28, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Opens Facility in Sun Valley, California

Penske Truck Leasing hosted the grand opening of a new $9 million facility in Sun Valley, Calif

March 27, 2008 - Industry News

Financing Company Reports on Economy, Trucking Outlook

FCC Equipment Financing, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Financial Services, predicts that the U.S. economy will grow only about 1.5 percent this year, and freight will be flat or even down slightly for 2008

Tags: Economy

March 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Urges Federal Government to Help Bring Down Fuel Prices

Prices at a San-Francisco area filling station.

The American Trucking Associations is urging the Bush Administration to act quickly to ensure that strategies are in place to ensure an affordable supply of oil for the nation's 3.5 million truck drivers and American consumers

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Flat For February

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index remained flat in February, not losing any of January's 2.4 percent gain

Tags: Economy

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

Accuride, Benecor Team up to Build Urea Infrastructure

Accuride has entered into a joint venture with Benecor to focus on building a dispensing infrastructure for the urea, or diesel exhaust fluid, required for many 2010-EPA-compliant engines

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

TA Opens New Petro:Lube Shop

TravelCenters of America announced its newest Petro:Lube facility in Colby, Kan

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

Free DVD on Inspections

ATA Associates recently released "The Road Series 3 - Level 1 Vehicle Inspections," the newest program in its series of free truck driver training DVDs

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

Study: LCVs Could Save Fuel

Triple-trailer combinations are currently allowed in some states, such as Oregon.

Increasing maximum operating weight and/or length of over-the-road trucks could decrease congestion, save fuel and reduce pollution, according to research released this wee

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Battle Over Hot Fuel Issue

The American Trucking Associations is part of a group fighting against the use of automatic temperature compensation equipment in retail fuel sales, while the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association is pushing for the device

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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